Photo: Heidrun Löhr

Face Value

Kate Champion’s unique performance is a blend of wry humour and clever body language which will take you on a journey into identity within the everyday fabric of a woman’s life.

Face Value premiered in Sydney in 1996 to critical acclaim and then toured to Perth, Melbourne and a return season in Sydney. Kate received a Mo award and a Green Room award for her performance in Face Value.

Director and Performer Kate Champion
Lighting Design Neil Simpson and Geoff Cobham
Composer Wayne Freer
Sound Design Mark Blackwell
Consultant Chris Ryan
Production Manager Stephen Champion

“In an intrinsically physical performance, Kate Champion heads into the space between saving and losing face, getting off on the right foot and finding it in your mouth, hanging in there and letting go. A voyage into self- acceptance that is wryly humorous, told through body language, spoken word and an inventive design of façade and framing.

As with all the best serious stuff, Champion’s imagery, stories and ideas are hilarious and hilariously moving. She is a rare talent, and whatever she does next must be immediately labelled ‘don’t miss’.”
The Bulletin

“…richly detailed and finely choreographed body language…her flair for turning thoughts into actions transforms familiar territory into perceptive entertainment…Be quick to catch it.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Reviews

Kate Champion Solo Work

Face Value

“In an intrinsically physical performance, Kate Champion heads into the space between saving and losing face, getting off on the right foot and finding it in your mouth, hanging in there and letting go. A voyage into self- acceptance that is wryly humorous, told through body language, spoken word and an inventive design of façade and framing.
As with all the best serious stuff, Champion’s imagery, stories and ideas are hilarious and hilariously moving. She is a rare talent, and whatever she does next must be immediately labelled ‘don’t miss’.”
The Bulletin

“…richly detailed and finely choregraphed body language…her flair for turning thoughts into actions transforms familiar territory into perceptive entertainment…Be quick to catch it.”
Sydney Morning Herald

About Face

“What I want right now is some fluorescent neon tubing. I’d construct a huge mother of a neon arrow and aim it at this since sentence. DO NOT MISS THIS.”
Revolver

Photos: Heidrun Löhr